Wireless AC1750 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router

DIR-868L

  • Product Status: Live
  • Dual-band Wireless AC1750 (1,300 Mbps on 5 GHz + 450 Mbps on 2.4 GHz)
  • 802.11ac with MIMO and Advanced AC SmartBeam
  • Gigabit WAN and 4 x Gigabit LAN
  • 1 x USB 3.0 port for media sharing

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The DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router lets you easily connect to, control and monitor your network using the future of wireless technology and unique mydlink™. By downloading the free mydlink™ app you can monitor your home network remotely. Plus, with the included SharePort™ Technology, accessing and sharing your files, playlists and videos has never been so easy.

Fast and Reliable
Home Networking


This router creates the fastest home network possible today connecting all of your computers and mobile devices to your broadband Internet connection. Concurrent dual-band 802.11ac with D-Link’s AC SmartBeam™ technology brings you the future of high-bandwidth wireless connectivity, allowing you to stream HD video, make Internet calls, and surf the Internet from every corner of your home without interruption. Gigabit Ethernet ports provide high-speed wired connections for up to four PCs or other devices. It’s stylish, easy-to-use, and is IPv6-ready for a reliable network today and tomorrow.

Greater Coverage and Speeds
with the latest Wireless AC
and Revolutionary
AC SmartBeam™ Technology


The DIR-868L uses the latest Wireless AC technology, which can provide transfer rates of up to 1.3 Gbps2. D-Link’s intelligent AC SmartBeam™ technology guarantees continuous blazing fast wireless speeds to all your devices, anywhere in your home, even under heavy network utilisation or in rooms that have bad wireless signal. Faster gigabit wireless speeds allow you to download contents and sync files over 4 times faster1 than the previous standard and provide you with whole home coverage. The router operates on both the 2.4 GHz band and 5 GHz wireless bands at the same time using concurrent dual-band technology and six internal antennas. This allows you to browse the web, chat and e-mail using the 2.4 GHz band, while simultaneously streaming digital media, playing online games, or making Internet phone calls on the 5 GHz band.

Stay informed and
protected with mydlink™


This router gives you complete control by allowing you to monitor who is connecting to your network, which sites they are visiting and block unwanted visitors. You can monitor your home network remotely through the mydlink™ web portal or by downloading the free mydlink™ app available for your iOS or Android devices.

File Sharing Right at
Your Fingertips


Connect a USB storage device to your DIR-868L to create a shared storage space, making it easy to access and share files between computers and devices connected to your network. Plug in a USB hard drive to stream your library of videos and music to your laptop. Plus, the SharePort™ Mobile app for iOS and Android devices allows you to back up photos and videos stored on your device. You can even customise your shared storage space by creating separate accounts to control access to the USB drive, so you can share your music with everyone but keep your personal files private. This Cloud Router can also be used as a media server for your home to stream media stored on your USB storage drive to any DLNA compliant player like the Boxee Box by D-Link.

Easy to Set Up and Use


Get the DIR-868L up and running in no time right from your couch using the QRS (Quick Router Setup) Mobile app on your iOS or Android device. Simply plug in the router, open the app, and follow a few easy steps to get your home network connected without having to touch a computer. You can also set up a secure network with the touch of a button using Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Simply press the WPS button to instantly establish a secure connection to a new device. If you have additional mydlink™ products, you can take advantage of mydlink™ Zero Configuration. Simply connect your mydlink™-enabled device to the DIR-868L and the router will automatically link it to your mydlink™ account with no configuration required.

Modern, Artistic Design


The elegant curves and vertical design of this Cloud Router mean that you don’t need to hide another piece of tech clutter in your home. With all ports and connectors discreetly hidden on the back of the device, you can proudly display your router as a seamless part of any modern home.
1 When compared with Wireless N300. Requires devices that supports 802.11ac wireless standard.
2 When a storage device is connected to your router. File sharing is for local network use only.
3 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11ac (draft) specifications which are subject to change. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.

Product Awards

Winner of Test Award Swiss iT Magazine
Computer Idee
HWI Gold Award
We tested the DIR-868L and were really impressed by its performance.
Trusted Reviews
The D-Link DIR-868L takes all the best elements of previous D-Link routers and wraps them into a single package. As such it has superb wireless ac performance, class leading wireless n performance and tops it off with an appealing price tag. The company's mydlink cloud platform does still need to develop though and we'd like to see a second USB port and activity lights on the Ethernet ports, but otherwise this is truly superb product.
RedesZone
Muy Computer
D-Link has been one of the first manufacturers to adopt 802.11 ac, a protocol that promises speeds of up to 1.3 Gbps and operates on the 5 GHz band, much less congested than the 2.4 Ghz. The D-Link DIR-868L is the top model of a new series of products that combine performance, ease of use and added value mydlink platform.
DIR 868L Popzara Review
"The D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router dutifully combines the best components of their previous models into one cylindrical package. As an advanced next generation 802.11ac, it provides a steady connection at a relatively reasonable price compared to the Linksys and NETGEAR offerings, and it’s probably the best router we’ve currently tested."
DIR-868L bast i test IDG
Test Winner IDG DIR-868L
Tech Awards Gold

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Technical Specifications

Connectivity

  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless LAN for a complete range of wireless compatibility
  • AC SmartBeam™ ensures optimal wireless signal to every corner of your home
  • Multiple internal antennas with Wireless AC technology to optimise your wireless coverage
  • Gigabit WAN and LAN ports for high-speed wired connections
  • USB port to connect storage drives and printers for sharing

mydlink™

  • Remotely view and manage your network over the Internet
  • Access your network through a mobile app

Mobile Apps

  • mydlink™ Lite app helps you access, manage and view your network remotely
  • SharePort™ Mobile app lets you stream and share media files and documents across your network
  • QRS Mobile app sets up your network using a mobile device without the need for a computer

Security

  • WPA & WPA2 wireless encryption protects the network from intruders
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) securely adds devices to your network at the push of a button

Technical Specifications General

Device Interfaces        

  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless LAN
  • Four 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN ports 
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit WAN port
  • USB port

Antenna Type

  • Six internal antennas     

Standards 

  • IEEE 802.11ac (draft)
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11b       
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3u

Minimum System Requirements   

  • Windows 7/Vista/XP SP3 or
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Firefox 1.5 or higher, or other Java-enabled browser
  • CD-ROM
  • Ethernet network interface
  • Cable or xDSL modem
  • Subscription with an Internet Service Provider

Functionality

Advanced Features     

  • Guest Zone
  • SharePort™ web access
  • Multi-language web setup wizard
  • Green Ethernet
  • DLNA Media server support
  • Dual Active Firewall
    • Network Address Translation (NAT)
    • Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)

  • VPN passthrough/multi-session PPTP/L2TP/IPSec
    • mydlink™ Features     

      • Remote Management
      • View current upload/download bandwidth
      • View currently connected clients
      • View web browsing history per client  
      • Block/unblock client network access
      • Manage wireless network details
      • Accessible through a web browser or iOS or Android mobile app

      Mobile App Support

      • mydlink™ Lite
      • SharePort™ Mobile
      • QRS Mobile

      Wireless Security

      • WPA & WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access)        
      • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) PIN/PBC

      Physical

      Dimensions (L x W x D)       

      • 102.3 x 123.3 x 217 mm (4.03 x 4.85 x 8.54 inches)    

      Weight

      • 560 grams (1.23 lbs)     

      Power        

      • Input: 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz     
      • Output: 12 V DC, 2.5 A

      Temperature

      • Operating: 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
      • Storage: -20 to 65 °C (-4 to 149 °F)

      Humidity   

      • Operating: 0% to 90% non-condensing      
      • Storage: 5% to 95% non-condensing

      Certifications     

      • FCC Class B
      • CE Class B
      • C-Tick
      • DLNA
      • IPv6 Ready  Wi-Fi Certified
      • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
      • Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)
      • Compatible with Windows 8

      FAQ

      • How do I configure MAC filtering on my DIR/WBR series router? Read Answer
      • What can I do if I have Java installation issues on Mac OS? Read Answer
      • Why didn't I receive the verification e mail when creating a mydlink account? Read Answer
      • How do I reset my mydlink account password Read Answer
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